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2018 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 2

Revised as of 9/18/2018

Pace stats compiled by Jim Armstrong

These stats are computed from NFL Drive Charts and Scoring Summaries. The concept of situation-neutral pace was introduced in Pro Football Prospectus 2005. The intent is to describe pace as dictated by each team's game plan or style of play, not pace that is situation-induced. The current definition discards plays when the score differential is greater than 10 points in the first half, plays when the score differential is greater than 8 points in the 3rd quarter, plays in the 4th quarter or overtime, and plays in the last five minutes of the first half.

The Time Stats table displays Time of Possession and Game Time breakdowns for each team.

The top number in each category is in bold type.  NFL ranking is in parentheses.

OFFENSE

Team Sec/Play
(total)
Sec/Play
(1st half)
Sec/Play
(2nd half)
Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
DET 23.62   (1) 24.39   (2) 23.01   (3) 34.00 (24) 24.36   (3) 22.73   (4) 30.63 (15)
BAL 24.08   (2) 23.81   (1) 24.38   (7) 26.30   (6) 34.64 (28) 20.29   (1) 29.23 (10)
SEA 24.82   (3) 27.69 (14) 22.46   (2) N/A (32) 27.29   (9) 23.38   (5) 28.22   (5)
BUF 24.83   (4) 27.12   (9) 23.26   (5) N/A (27) 38.00 (30) 24.51   (8) 30.08 (12)
CLE 24.85   (5) 30.20 (24) 21.28   (1) 23.90   (2) 24.66   (4) 25.34 (10) 31.70 (18)
IND 25.53   (6) 27.46 (12) 23.07   (4) 26.63   (8) 25.13   (5) 24.00   (6) 28.28   (6)
HOU 25.69   (7) 27.37 (11) 24.28   (6) N/A (28) 23.91   (2) 26.04 (12) 28.15   (4)
PIT 25.98   (8) 25.51   (3) 26.39 (12) 26.11   (5) 25.71   (7) 26.10 (13) 28.84   (8)
NE 26.39   (9) 25.92   (4) 26.94 (16) 23.98   (3) 28.38 (13) 28.05 (20) 27.41   (2)
MIN 26.44 (10) 27.62 (13) 25.46   (8) 23.68   (1) 30.05 (19) 26.18 (15) 32.71 (23)
DEN 26.66 (11) 27.00   (8) 26.40 (13) 30.36 (17) 27.05   (8) 25.07   (9) 29.17   (9)
ATL 26.97 (12) 26.50   (7) 27.47 (19) 30.86 (18) 25.31   (6) 31.00 (28) 29.42 (11)
JAX 27.03 (13) 27.34 (10) 26.70 (14) 26.46   (7) 27.52 (10) N/A (30) 28.66   (7)
SF 27.68 (14) 29.67 (20) 25.82 (10) 30.10 (16) 29.02 (15) 25.62 (11) 27.96   (3)
TB 27.75 (15) 26.02   (5) 29.28 (26) 29.78 (14) 23.57   (1) 30.00 (27) 27.30   (1)
TEN 28.02 (16) 30.15 (23) 26.07 (11) 31.42 (20) 29.51 (18) 21.69   (3) 32.60 (22)
Team Sec/Play
(total)
Sec/Play
(1st half)
Sec/Play
(2nd half)
Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
NYG 28.07 (17) 31.18 (27) 25.77   (9) N/A (30) 30.57 (21) 26.92 (18) 32.75 (24)
LAR 28.39 (18) 27.97 (15) 28.72 (23) 27.11   (9) 30.55 (20) 26.14 (14) 30.56 (14)
CIN 28.48 (19) 26.13   (6) 30.84 (32) 24.51   (4) 32.17 (25) 29.94 (26) 30.42 (13)
WAS 28.55 (20) 29.71 (21) 27.44 (18) 29.32 (12) 33.68 (27) 26.67 (16) 34.65 (29)
CAR 28.55 (21) 28.82 (16) 28.26 (21) 28.03 (11) 32.04 (24) 24.39   (7) 31.88 (19)
GB 28.57 (22) 30.51 (25) 27.18 (17) 29.62 (13) 27.62 (12) 29.31 (24) 34.09 (28)
PHI 28.86 (23) 29.51 (18) 28.20 (20) N/A (31) 29.32 (16) 28.39 (21) 33.87 (27)
KC 29.22 (24) 29.40 (17) 29.08 (25) 29.90 (15) 28.45 (14) N/A (31) 31.69 (17)
NO 29.50 (25) 29.57 (19) 29.43 (27) N/A (29) 29.37 (17) 29.70 (25) 31.35 (16)
MIA 30.07 (26) 29.91 (22) 30.22 (29) 27.95 (10) 32.50 (26) N/A (32) 32.20 (20)
OAK 30.21 (27) 32.35 (30) 26.88 (15) 32.62 (22) 31.44 (23) 21.29   (2) 34.96 (30)
LAC 30.38 (28) 31.60 (28) 29.08 (24) 35.18 (25) 31.23 (22) 26.86 (17) 32.43 (21)
CHI 30.70 (29) 31.16 (26) 30.26 (30) 32.14 (21) 27.60 (11) N/A (29) 33.37 (25)
ARI 30.71 (30) 35.23 (32) 28.45 (22) N/A (26) 38.56 (31) 29.08 (23) 36.91 (32)
NYJ 30.97 (31) 32.27 (29) 29.61 (28) 30.95 (19) 34.67 (29) 29.01 (22) 35.07 (31)
DAL 31.89 (32) 33.52 (31) 30.56 (31) 33.13 (23) 38.81 (32) 28.05 (19) 33.52 (26)
Avg 27.66 28.64 26.77 28.60 28.61 26.01 31.19

DEFENSE

Team Sec/Play
(total)
Sec/Play
(1st half)
Sec/Play
(2nd half)
Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
CIN 22.44   (1) 24.62   (2) 20.34   (1) 31.92 (20) 23.17   (2) 20.34   (1) 28.15   (4)
CHI 25.07   (2) 28.18 (14) 22.47   (2) N/A (27) 22.80   (1) 25.50 (13) 32.38 (22)
NE 25.08   (3) 24.76   (3) 25.37 (10) 26.46   (7) 23.80   (5) 24.08   (4) 26.58   (2)
BAL 25.10   (4) 25.27   (5) 24.94   (8) 24.51   (4) 32.59 (30) 23.59   (3) 22.50   (1)
SF 25.14   (5) 25.53   (7) 24.78   (7) 23.68   (2) 26.18   (7) 25.37 (11) 32.54 (24)
PHI 25.22   (6) 24.61   (1) 25.81 (12) 28.85 (12) 23.42   (3) N/A (32) 27.68   (3)
OAK 25.56   (7) 25.40   (6) 25.64 (11) 22.42   (1) 27.05 (10) 25.26   (8) 31.26 (20)
NYJ 25.83   (8) 24.98   (4) 26.62 (16) 27.82 (10) 30.82 (23) 20.81   (2) 30.62 (12)
KC 26.30   (9) 27.48 (10) 25.01   (9) N/A (30) 23.80   (4) 26.47 (17) 29.47   (7)
LAC 26.71 (10) 26.87   (9) 26.58 (15) 25.60   (5) 29.65 (16) 25.49 (12) 30.92 (16)
WAS 26.71 (11) 29.62 (19) 24.38   (4) 24.19   (3) 31.23 (25) 24.14   (5) 30.76 (14)
PIT 26.90 (12) 32.92 (31) 23.19   (3) 33.15 (24) 24.57   (6) 25.34 (10) 32.47 (23)
MIA 27.31 (13) 30.27 (22) 24.75   (6) N/A (31) 30.82 (22) 25.28   (9) 33.55 (27)
NO 27.66 (14) 27.91 (11) 27.45 (20) 29.34 (14) 26.53   (8) 30.00 (24) 29.24   (6)
HOU 27.76 (15) 26.61   (8) 29.08 (26) 26.57   (8) 30.16 (20) N/A (30) 29.52   (8)
JAX 27.92 (16) 29.79 (21) 26.37 (13) N/A (29) 29.72 (17) 26.77 (18) 30.87 (15)
Team Sec/Play
(total)
Sec/Play
(1st half)
Sec/Play
(2nd half)
Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
GB 27.96 (17) 32.65 (30) 24.73   (5) 31.97 (22) 26.85   (9) 26.18 (15) 34.49 (30)
TB 28.01 (18) 28.55 (17) 27.37 (19) N/A (32) 29.37 (14) 27.63 (20) 31.76 (21)
CLE 28.35 (19) 28.38 (15) 28.32 (22) 26.11   (6) 27.63 (11) 38.79 (27) 31.03 (17)
IND 28.58 (20) 27.98 (12) 29.00 (25) N/A (28) 31.97 (28) 27.24 (19) 34.37 (29)
ATL 28.61 (21) 30.85 (23) 26.72 (17) N/A (26) 30.33 (21) 24.39   (6) 33.57 (28)
MIN 28.71 (22) 31.12 (25) 27.00 (18) 29.62 (15) 31.22 (24) 25.62 (14) 30.31 (10)
DAL 28.76 (23) 28.72 (18) 28.81 (24) 28.03 (11) 32.30 (29) 28.00 (21) 33.16 (26)
DEN 29.14 (24) 31.43 (28) 26.57 (14) 27.70   (9) 29.91 (19) 26.45 (16) 30.28   (9)
TEN 29.19 (25) 31.12 (26) 27.55 (21) 29.71 (16) 29.03 (13) 29.26 (23) 30.54 (11)
CAR 30.03 (26) 31.98 (29) 28.43 (23) 30.86 (19) 31.53 (27) 28.55 (22) 34.49 (31)
NYG 30.12 (27) 29.72 (20) 30.59 (30) 33.13 (23) 27.94 (12) N/A (31) 28.96   (5)
ARI 30.28 (28) 30.86 (24) 29.52 (28) 29.34 (13) 32.97 (31) N/A (28) 32.56 (25)
SEA 30.35 (29) 28.07 (13) 33.03 (31) 31.94 (21) 29.39 (15) 24.86   (7) 30.73 (13)
DET 30.60 (30) 31.15 (27) 29.96 (29) 30.54 (18) 29.74 (18) 34.53 (26) 31.13 (19)
BUF 30.98 (31) 28.42 (16) 34.74 (32) 30.09 (17) 37.38 (32) N/A (29) 31.11 (18)
LAR 31.59 (32) 33.36 (32) 29.50 (27) 49.00 (25) 31.51 (26) 30.65 (25) 36.54 (32)
Avg 27.66 28.64 26.77 28.60 28.61 26.01 31.19

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
WAS 35:44   (1) 5:20 (15) 13:44 (13) 16:40 (23) 10:21 (15) 22:27 (20) 27:13 (19)
PHI 33:55   (2) 0:52 (31) 1:48 (25) 31:15 (31) 7:12 (27) 6:04 (26) 46:45 (29)
CHI 33:53   (3) 5:51 (13) 27:25   (1) 0:38   (3) 8:57 (20) 49:57   (3) 1:07   (3)
LAC 33:44   (4) 2:49 (27) 14:41 (10) 16:15 (21) 3:46 (32) 27:13 (14) 29:02 (23)
NYJ 32:21   (5) 7:41   (7) 8:14 (21) 16:27 (22) 11:03 (13) 20:42 (21) 28:16 (22)
OAK 32:14   (6) 11:57   (2) 17:13   (8) 3:04   (4) 14:30   (8) 37:57   (7) 7:33   (6)
BAL 31:42   (7) 4:03 (21) 14:28 (11) 13:12 (18) 5:22 (29) 26:51 (15) 27:48 (21)
NYG 31:21   (8) 0:00 (32) 0:00 (31) 31:21 (32) 7:13 (26) 0:00 (32) 52:47 (31)
LAR 31:19   (9) 7:23   (8) 16:43   (9) 7:13   (9) 19:32   (3) 29:45 (10) 10:44   (8)
DEN 31:06 (10) 5:34 (14) 7:01 (23) 18:32 (24) 11:18 (12) 16:30 (24) 32:13 (24)
GB 30:31 (11) 6:07 (11) 12:28 (15) 11:57 (15) 10:44 (14) 24:17 (18) 24:59 (16)
CAR 30:27 (12) 13:37   (1) 9:07 (20) 7:44 (10) 20:07   (2) 24:42 (16) 15:11 (10)
NO 30:16 (13) 10:33   (4) 0:02 (27) 19:42 (26) 19:12   (4) 4:57 (28) 35:52 (25)
PIT 30:16 (14) 7:00   (9) 7:37 (22) 15:40 (19) 15:26   (6) 18:49 (22) 25:46 (17)
NE 30:12 (15) 3:13 (25) 14:03 (12) 12:56 (17) 5:12 (31) 28:25 (12) 26:23 (18)
JAX 30:09 (16) 8:22   (5) 21:47   (4) 0:00   (1) 10:03 (16) 49:57   (2) 0:00   (1)
Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
TEN 29:59 (17) 6:19 (10) 12:21 (16) 11:20 (14) 9:24 (18) 28:12 (13) 22:25 (14)
IND 29:44 (18) 4:44 (20) 18:56   (6) 6:04   (7) 8:18 (23) 42:40   (6) 9:02   (7)
CIN 29:31 (19) 4:53 (19) 17:34   (7) 7:04   (8) 7:43 (25) 36:50   (8) 15:28 (11)
CLE 29:29 (20) 10:47   (3) 6:40 (24) 12:03 (16) 22:51   (1) 17:29 (23) 19:41 (13)
MIA 29:25 (21) 3:21 (24) 22:04   (3) 4:01   (5) 9:22 (19) 43:40   (5) 6:59   (5)
HOU 29:14 (22) 3:02 (26) 0:00 (30) 26:13 (30) 8:31 (21) 1:51 (29) 49:38 (30)
SF 29:13 (23) 3:23 (23) 9:41 (19) 16:09 (20) 9:53 (17) 22:50 (19) 27:17 (20)
ATL 28:46 (24) 8:15   (6) 10:58 (18) 9:33 (11) 16:32   (5) 32:07   (9) 11:21   (9)
DET 28:40 (25) 2:12 (29) 0:51 (26) 25:37 (29) 8:30 (22) 7:59 (25) 43:32 (27)
DAL 28:36 (26) 5:11 (17) 13:07 (14) 10:19 (12) 11:22 (11) 29:13 (11) 19:25 (12)
MIN 28:23 (27) 6:03 (12) 11:08 (17) 11:12 (13) 12:22 (10) 24:28 (17) 23:11 (15)
TB 28:15 (28) 2:42 (28) 21:29   (5) 4:05   (6) 7:44 (24) 48:12   (4) 4:05   (4)
KC 26:42 (29) 3:48 (22) 22:54   (2) 0:00   (2) 5:13 (30) 54:48   (1) 0:00   (2)
BUF 25:52 (30) 0:57 (30) 0:00 (29) 24:55 (28) 5:56 (28) 0:00 (31) 54:04 (32)
SEA 25:14 (31) 5:13 (16) 0:00 (32) 20:02 (27) 13:37   (9) 5:00 (27) 41:24 (26)
ARI 23:52 (32) 5:09 (18) 0:00 (28) 18:44 (25) 15:19   (7) 0:00 (30) 44:42 (28)